Monday, April 16, 2012

Recipes and Etc.

 I have a new page above on the Indian Fire cooking hole. I may move it to its own Blog sometime so I can add more camping and cooking ideas.
Here we are in another week. April seems to be slipping by quite quickly.
Rain is on the way in here for today and most of the week according to the weather people. It will be in the 40's today.

Dave got some of the gravel back up onto the driveway and got it drug on Saturday afternoon. He made himself a drag box and stuck a huge piece of tree in it for weight. He had spent the morning in town opening the Church building for adult co-ed volleyball and then taking everything down and putting it away to do a few errands in town afterwards.
I believe next weekend he is going to break out the chain saw and cut up that huge tree limb from a Mountain Maple that took out a section of our garden fence.No other way to get it out from across it.

I found the calf wandering around the farm truck last week. It was still early morning and I was still in my bath robe. I look out the living room window and there she is on the wrong side of the fence.
I had to bribe her back to where she belongs with a bucket of grain. We am still trying to figure out where she jumped out of her pasture. I thought OH NO we sure don't need this to start.
Here are a couple more recipes from our area in 1958.

Mexican Wedding Cake (More like cookies)
2 cups sifted flour
1/8 teasp salt
3/4 cup butter or margarine
4 Tablesp powdered sugar
2 teasp vanilla
1 teasp cold water
1 cup finely chopped nuts
Sift flour, measure and sift again with salt. Crea, butter until fluffy the add the 4 Tablesp of sugar, vanilla and water. Mix thoroughly. Stir in flour and nuts. Shape in rolls 1 & 1/2 inches in diameter.
Wrap in waxed paper and chill. Slice in 1/4 inch slices and bake in 400 degree oven for 6 minutes or until slightly brown. Roll in powdered sugar while hot. By Eudella Williams

Applesauce Cake
2 cup flour
1 cup sugar
2 level teasp baking soda
1 heaping teasp cinnamon
1/2 teasp nutmeg
1/2 teasp ground cloves
1 level Tablesp cornstarch
3 level Tablesp cocoa
1&1/2 cup applesauce
1&1/2 cup raisins
1/2 cup shortening
1/2 cup nuts
Cream shortening and sugar, add rest of ingredients. Mix well place in oblong greased pan. Bake in slow oven 325 degrees about 2 hours. Check as you need. By Leona Larson

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